I have been diagnosed with bipolar 2, 16 yrs ago. Have never been sure if I agree with this diagnosis and am seeking the opionion of a second psychiatrist to determine whether he thinks I am bipolar 2. I think my symptoms may be closer to cyclothemia disorder. I discontinued an antipsychotic drug 6 months ago because I developed tardive dyskonesia, I have been weaning down to a lower dose of cymbalta, an anti-depressive med because I’m concerned that my dyskonesia will get much worse if I continue taking antidepressives for years into the future.
Has anyone else had any experience similar to mine?
I am also feeling extremely energetic and positive since cutting back on cymbalta & risperdal and am concerned whether I am feeling great because of cutting back or if I am in the early stages of hypomania. Any thoughts?